July artist caricaturizes, characterizes

Jul 14, 2014
Chris Augusta’s portrait of Stephen King is part of the July art display at Waldoboro Public Library on Main Street/Route 220.

Waldoboro — Chris Augusta is Waldoboro Public Library’s July Artist-of-the-Month. Augusta grew up in New England and spent many of his formative years along the coast. He studied drawing and painting from his father, George Augusta, a prominent portrait and landscape painter.

Augusta said he learned the importance of working directly from nature and that drawing and painting are a means to understanding how nature works and how human beings see the world. Although formally trained in portrait painting, he has always enjoyed the art of caricature as a way of depicting human character. He has had caricatures published in several publications including The Boston Book Review and National Review magazine.

For more information, visit the artist’s website at chrisaugusta.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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